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Tuesday, December 30,2008

FOOD FINDER

by City Pulse
FOOD FINDER

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FB = Full Bar
WB = Wine & Beer
TO = Take Out
D = Delivery
RES = Reservations
OM = Online Menu
P = Patio
SF - Smoke Free
WiFi-Wireless Internet


Average price per  person, not including  drinks:
$ - Less than $8
$$ - $8 to $14
$$$ - $14 to $20
$$$$ - Over $20


Fine Dining


NORTH PINE GRILLE— Step into the north woods at the North Pine Grill, where hand-cut steaks, homemade soups and a wideselection of entrees are prepared fresh daily. North Pine Grille, 7711 W. Saginaw Highway, Lansing. 6 a.m. - 11 a.m.; 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. (517) 627-2101. Full bar, Takeout, $$$.


KNIGHT CAP— Featuring signature steaks and seasonal seafood specialties, this restaurant’s been serving downtown Lansing for over 30 years. 320 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. 4:30 p.m. - 11 p.m. Monday, 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-midnight Friday, 5 p.m.- midnight Saturday. (517) 484- 7676. www.theknightcap.com. FB, TO, RES, OM, SF, $$$$.


THE STATE ROOM— From filet mignon to braised Alaskan halibut, this restaurant serves a range of seasonal gourmet tatses. 55 S. Harrison Road, East Lansing. 6:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Saturday: 6:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday. (517) 432-5049. www.stateroomrestaurant. com, FB, TO, OM, SF, RES,$$-$$$.


STILLWATER GRILL— Surf ‘n’ turf is taken to a whole new level with Cajun tenderloin tips marinated for 24 hours, sushi-grade wasabi tuna, and pan-seared New World scallops, all piled high to share. 3544 Meridian Road, Okemos. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday- Friday: 3 p.m.-10 p.m. Saturday: 3 p.m.-9 p.m. Sunday. (517) 349-1500. www.stillwatergrill.com, FB, TO, RES, P, OM, SF, $$$$.


TROPPO—An American bistro serving upscale breakfasts, lunches and dinners in downtown Lansing. 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. Wednesday - Friday, 4 p.m. - 11 p.m. Saturday. 101 S. Washington Square, Lansing. (517) 371-4000. www.troppo.org. FB, TO, RES, P, OM, Wi-Fi, $$$.


Middle Eastern


JERUSALEM BAKERY—This deli and bakery features a wide variety of Middle Eastern takeout items, including hummus, grape leaves and more. 1456 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday- Saturday: Closed on Sunday. (517) 485-9975. TO, $.


MIDDLE EAST CAFÉ— This west side café serves a wide variety of Middle Eastern favorites, including mujadara, hashwi and shish kafta. 801 Thomas L. Parkway, Lansing (off of West Saginaw Highway). 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday – Friday (517) 323-9009. TO, OM, $$


NEW ALADDIN’S RESTAURANT— Serving Middle Eastern entrees, salads, sandwiches and fresh juices in the Frandor Shopping Center. 300 N. Clippert St., Lansing. (517) 333- 8710 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Monday – Saturday. 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Sunday. TO, D, OM, SF, P, RES, $.


SAHARA’S—With ingredients imported from Beirut, this Lebanese restaurant offers authentic Middle Eastern dishes like chicken shawarma, lamb and the City Pulse staff’s favorite hummus. 3536 Meridian Crossing, Okemos. 10:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. Monday – Thursday; 10:30 a.m. – 11 p.m. Friday & Saturday; 11:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sunday. www.saharasbest.com (517) 347-3770. TO, D, RES, OM, SF, Wi-Fi $$


SULTAN’S—This sit down Middle Eastern restaurant is known for excellent chicken shawarma and hummus among its expansive menu. Also serves fresh-squeezed juices. 4790 S. Hagadorn Road, Suite 164, East Lansing. Monday - Thursday: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Friday & Saturday: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Sunday: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. (517) 333-4444, www. TO, RES, OM $$.


WOODY’S OASIS— Mediterranean food lovers can relish in healthy, tasty meals including lamb, beef and chicken kabobs, grape leaves, plus several vegetarian and vegan options. 970 Trowbridge Road, East Lansing. 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Sunday. (517) 351-2280. www.woodysoasis.com. TO, OM, SF $. Additional location with full bar and patio at 211 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing. 11 a.m.-midnight Monday - Tuesday, 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Wednesday - Friday, noon-2 a.m. Saturday: noon-midnight Sunday. hookah bar from 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Wednesday. FB, P, WIFI (517) 351- 1600.


Mexican


EL AZTECO—A longtime Lansing favorite for everything Mexican,from the popular topopo salad to enchilada, fajita, taco and burrito dinners. 1016 W. Saginaw, Lansing. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Friday & Saturday; noon-10 p.m. Sunday. (517) 485-4589. Second location at 225 Ann St., East Lansing. 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Monday- Saturday; noon-11 p.m. Sunday. (517) 351-9111. www.clickcitymenus.com. FB, TO, P (East Lansing), WiFi (East Lansing), SF (except for patio), $-$$.


EL OASIS—Authentic Mexican food sold streetside from a towable stand. Ten kinds of meat are available to fill burritos, tacos, Mexican subs and other traditional fare, including breakfast burritos. Corner of Mt. Hope Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and corner of Michigan and Francis avenues. 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. (517) 316-5595 or (517) 214-6536. TO, $.


EL SOMBRERO—Sit down or drive-thru morning, afternoon or evening for a variety of Tex-Mex options. 4230 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Lansing. 6 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. (517) 272-3530. TO, D, SF, $.


FAMOUS TACO— Serving up its popular tacos, nachos, chimichangas and the “hungry man” breakfast burrito at several area locations.  TO, D, SF, WIFI $. 3223 W. Saginaw St., Lansing. 9 a.m. – 3 a.m. Sunday-Thursday, 9 a.m. – 4 a.m. Friday & Saturday. (517) 321- 8226. 3500 S. Cedar St., Lansing. 9 a.m. –11 p.m. dine-in and 10 a.m. –1 a.m. delivery Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. – 3 a.m. Friday & Saturday, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Sunday. (517) 393- 0766.


LAS PALMAS—Serving a variety of Mexican favorites for breakfast, lunch and dinner on Lansing’s west side, with a wide selection of tacos, burritos and more. 1909 W. Saginaw St., Lansing. 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 11 p.m. Friday & Saturday. (517) 702-9080. TO, $.


LOS GRINGOS—Get a giant wet burrito, homemade chips and salsa and other south-of-theborder choices at this popular eatery serving southwest Lansing for three decades. 6030 S. Martin Luther King J. Blvd., Lansing. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday- Thursday, 11 a.m.-midnight Friday & Saturday, 1 p.m.- 8 p.m. Sunday. (517) 882-9636. TO, D, $.


LOS TRES AMIGOS— Casual Mexican dining featuring an expansive menu of more than 100 items and specializing in fajitas and chimichangas. 5010 W. Saginaw Hwy, Lansing. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday: 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday- Saturday. (517) 327- 0545. FB, TO, P, $. East Lansing location at 1227 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing (517) 853-5800.


MANGO’S GRILL— Serving fresh Mexican specialties, including homemade tortillas, tamales and salsas, as well as specialty platters with sizzling beef, chicken or seafood. 5900 Park Lake Road, East Lansing. 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. Friday & Saturday, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sunday. (517) 339-8900. FB, TO, P, RES, $.


OFILIA’S BAKERY AND DELI—From tamales to empanadas, this eatery has your taste buds covered from spicy to sweet. 5131 N. Grand River Ave., Lansing. 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday. (517) 321- 1443. TO, D (orders over $30), SF, Wi-Fi, $.


PABLO’S PANADERIA—Enjoy a traditional Mexican breakfast, lunch or dinner at this family-owned and run restaurant. House specialties include La Torta (grilled Mexican salt bread filled with fried beans, meat, onions, avocado and jalapeños) and enchiladas with mole (pronounced mo-lay). 311 E. Grand River Ave., 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday- Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. (517) 372-0887. Seasonal P, TO, B, NS, $.

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